Ankylosing spondylitis. Not a common back
pain condition you hear about every day, but it is a
condition that is deserving of gentle, relieving treatment by a knowledgeable chiropractor like your Ashburn
chiropractor at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn. Chiropractic care of ankylosing
spondylitis (AS) is relieving for many such patients, and Cox®
Technic is a very gentle treatment approach Ashburn
ankylosing spondylitis patients appreciate.
WHAT IS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?
Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory rheumatic
disease concerning most commonly
the spine and sacroiliac joints. Early treatment when AS is active
may help maintain some flexibility in the spine and reduce
any resulting hyperkyphosis of the cervicothoracic spine
and/or rigidity of the thoracolumbar, lumbosacral and sacroiliac spine that may
arise and prevent doing required
activities of daily living. There are primarily
two forms: active and inactive. Active is the development phase of AS while
inactive is the post-development phase of AS. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn manages both types with associated healthcare colleagues to the
advantage of the AS patient.
WHAT HELPS MANAGE ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS?
Teamwork and coordination is beneficial
for patients with ankylosing spondylitis. Chiropractors, rheumatologists,
primary care physicians, physical therapists, etc., are all key
in the management of ankylosing spondylitis. The first step is recognizing
ankylosing spondylitis. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn knows the signs: back
pain with more than 1 of 3 features
(HLA-B27 positivity, current inflammatory back pain, or x-ray/MRI evidence of
sacroiliitis). 37% of ankylosing spondylitis is diagnosed by a rheumatologist,
and the other 63% is diagnosed by other practitioners like your Ashburn chiropractor. (1) Rheumatologists report
on the benefits of a new approach to try:
nanocurcumin. It is known that T-helper 17 cells appear at higher amounts in ankylosing spondylitis patients. Nanocurcumin
is evolving as a new approach to contain
the T-helper 17 cells as it is an anti-inflammatory compound shown to improve some clinical symptoms of ankylosing
spondylitis. (2) Mixing chiropractic manipulation and
rehabilitation with care of a rheumatologist is beneficial
for inactive ankylosing spondylitis patients in a new study. Cox®
flexion distraction was one of the chiropractic approaches to treating ankylosing spondylitis patients that helped. Patients also were instructed
to do home stretches and rehabilitation exercises. They gained
some relief of the symptoms, decreased pain and improved
ability to do activities of daily living. (3) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn delivers
gentle, stretching Ashburn chiropractic care with Cox® Technic
spinal manipulation. Ashburn AS patients say it feels good to
their stiff spines. And a little good goes a long way!
CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Gabriel Monterrubio, a chiropractor practicing in Mexico, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael
Johnson as he explains his care and pain
alleviating success for several ankylosing spondylitis patients - including
a diver who continues diving even now – using
Cox® Technic and exercise in the treatment plan.
Schedule a Ashburn chiropractic appointment at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
for yourself or a loved one who has ankylosing spondylitis. Uncommon?
Yes. Unmanageable? No. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is ready and able to help.